If there is one fad made popular in recent times that has screamed bad idea, it is the use of co-captains by international sides.

The All Blacks, thankfully, have never bought into it. They have never liked the idea of their captain operating on a job share basis.

For them, the criteria has been relatively simple when it comes to choosing a captain: in addition to having the requisite experience and leadership qualities, they have to be the best player in their position and worthy of selection; they have to be able to play 80 minutes and ideally they will

Advertisement
Advertisement